NCAA women’s lacrosse title game will air on ESPN for first time

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The NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse championship game will air on ESPN for the first time, the network announced Wednesday.

The tournament’s quarterfinals and semifinals will be broadcast on ESPNU, while the flagship will carry the title game on May 29. All 28 of the competition’s games will air on an ESPN platform.

“The opportunity to televise every game of the NCAA women’s lacrosse championship on an ESPN platform for the first time, including the quarterfinals on ESPNU and moving the national title game to ESPN speaks to our commitment of increased exposure and growth of the sport,” said Dan Margulis, ESPN senior director for programming and acquisitions. “We are excited to showcase women’s lacrosse on some of our largest platforms throughout the tournament.”

The DI women’s lacrosse tournament kicks off on May 13, with first-round games airing on ESPN+. Championship weekend is slated for May 27 and May 29 at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md., with the semifinals airing on ESPNU at 3 and 5 p.m. ET Friday and the title game broadcast at noon Sunday on ESPN.

ESPNU will unveil the tournament’s 29-team bracket during the NCAA Lacrosse Selection Show on Sunday, May 8, at 9 p.m. ET.